Germany's world champion Sebastian Brendel was beaten by Czech Republic rival Martin Fuksa today in a high-quality C1 1,000 metre dual at the International Canoe Federation Sprint World Cup in Duisburg.
It came on a day which still had plenty of home success on the German lake.
The race produced the same three medal winners as at last year's World Championships in Račice, albeit in a different order.
Fuksa, who was second on home water last year, prevailed today in 3:42.385.
Brazil's world bronze medallist Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos finished second in 3:44.708 as Brendel had to settle for third in 3:45.727.
Home winners today included Max Rendschmidt in the men's K1 1,000m and Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer in the C2 500m.
Rendschmidt prevailed in 3:26.559 to beat Belgium's Artuur Peters, second in 3:27.179, and another home paddler in Tom Liebscher, who was third in 3:27.508.
Oeltze and Kretschmer followed their 1,000m yesterday with success over the shorter distance in 1:40.801.
Aleksander Kitewski and Tomasz Barniak of Poland were second in 1:41.886 while there was bronze for Wang Hao and Li Qiang of China in 1:41.886.
Linnea Stensils of Sweden enjoyed a good victory elsewhere in the women's K1 500m.
She crossed in 1:48.285 to beat Poland's Anna Pulawska, second in 1:48.342, and France's Sarah Guyot, third in 1:48.473.
Action will continue tomorrow.